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Application Resiliency vs. Infrastructure Resiliency

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Software enabled application resiliency is now playing a significant and increasing role in bolstering applications availability and reliability across the enterprise, reducing risk to the business. No longer are clients solely reliant upon…
Data Centers & Mission Critical Fabric

Mission Critical Computing Fabric

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We've entered an era where our IT infrastructures are now becoming a compilation of capacity that is spread out and running upon a wide range of platforms; some we completely control, some we control partially and some we don't control at all. No…

“Ask the Expert”: Data Center Management Q&A with Uptime Institute CTO, Chris Brown

On April 24th, Uptime Institute CTO, Chris Brown, participated in an “Ask the Expert” session on Data Center Infrastructure Management with BrightTalk senior content manager Kelly Harris. The 45-minute session covered topics ranging from…

How Edge Computing Is Transforming IT Infrastructure

New technologies such as IoT and cloud architectures are driving computing to the edge. Companies must embrace this trend in order to survive. The definition of computing infrastructure is changing. While large traditional data centers have…
Data Center Security

Hacking the Physical Data Center - Not just for Hollywood Movies

We have all seen big headline stories for years about overseas network hackers who are able to extract millions of account details and social security numbers from the retail, financial and a litany of other industries. And Hollywood has done…
Shrinking Data Center

As Data Center Footprint shrinks, the Importance of the Data Center Grows!

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Today, your data center is more important and essential than it has ever been! Let me explain. We are at a cross-roads in thinking for IT Infrastructures. For nearly 40 years (about the time when the first connected computing systems came…

Delivering IT in 2018 is All About Accountability!

It has always been incredibly difficult to align an organization's business needs and strategies with the underlying information technologies required to get there. For many years, the long-tenured IT organization was given a tremendous amount…

Fire Suppression Systems Bring Unexpected Risk

Hazards include server damage from loud noise during discharge of inert gas fire suppression systems By Kevin Heslin, with contributions from Scott Good and Pitt Turner A downtime incident in Europe has rekindled interest in a topic that…

Myths and Misconceptions Regarding the Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification System

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True or false? When it comes to Tier Certification, just ask Uptime Institute By Uptime Institute Staff Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System for data centers has reached the two-decade mark. Since its creation in the mid-1990s,…

Top Considerations for Addressing Data Center Facilities Management Risks

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Uptime Institute recently published "Top Considerations for Addressing Data Center Facilities Management Risks," a guide for reducing data center risks in enterprise IT organizations . The guide comprises 14 top considerations useful for designing…